Lake Chelan is not your average lake. Resting at the foot of the rugged peaks of the North Cascades, this long finger of water points like a loadstone to a truly isolated parcel of America. Though the lake is 55 miles long, you can only drive half its length. Beyond the end of the road, snowcapped peaks rise over 9,000 feet from the lakeshore and thick evergreens cover the mountainsides—perfect for hiking purists. There is, however, an outpost of civilization at the upper end of the lake. The tiny village of Stehekin is accessible only by boat or floatplane, and a must-see when you visit WorldMark at Lake Chelan Shores. If it's pristine beauty and a multiplicity of outdoor activities you're searching for, head for this deep, clear, mountain lake sparkling in the sun. Popular attractions include Banjo Creek Farms, a real working farm with panning for gold, a petting farm, spa and body shop, wine tasting and shopping; Slidewaters, a water logged playground featuring eight waterslides, rapids, hot tub and pool, and a park and volleyball courts; Tsillan Cellars, one the area's many fine wineries, featuring a fine selection of red, white and dessert wines, and; Lady of the Lake tours, extending 55 miles into the heart of the Cascade Mountain Range.
Another timeshare vacation opportunity is Surfcrest Condominiums. Surfcrest is a 54-unit resort complex located on the Washington coast only seven miles north of Ocean Shores. The unique windswept design with its naturally weathered wood construction blends well with the sand and dune grass environment. Built on 16 acres of ocean front property, and separated from the main landmass by a small fresh water stream, Surfcrest seems remote, isolated, set apart from other homes and developments.